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12:00 PM ET, July 14, 2008


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The Huffington Post:
David Remnick On That New Yorker Cover: It's Satire, Meant To Target “Distortions And Misconceptions And Prejudices” About Obama  —  Earlier today, the New Yorker released its cover for the July 21, 2008 issue — and the reaction was swift and furious.  —  The cover by Barry Blitt, called …
Michelle Malkin:
Grow a pair, Obama  —  So, you found this satirical New Yorker cover art “tasteless and offensive.”  —  Welcome to public life.  —  Guess what?  In Washington, political cartoonists and caricaturists spare no one.  —  Here's a reminder of the crap Condi Rice has had to deal with over the years:
Discussion: Michelle Obama Watch
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THAT NEW YORKER COVER....I blogged a few hours ago about Ryan Lizza's Obama piece in the current issue of the New Yorker, but at the time I hadn't seen the cover that went along with it.  Now I have, because when I browsed through my RSS feed after dinner it turned out that the entire (liberal) …
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Covers and Beholders
Discussion: Eschaton
Editor and Publisher:
‘New Yorker’ Cover With Obama as Muslim “Terrorist' Draws Heat
Discussion: The Fix and
Mike Allen / The Politico:
‘Scare tactic’ — Obama slams Muslim portrayal
Barack Obama / New York Times:
My Plan for Iraq  —  THE call by Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki for a timetable for the removal of American troops from Iraq presents an enormous opportunity.  We should seize this moment to begin the phased redeployment of combat troops that I have long advocated …
Greg Robb / MarketWatch:
White House, Fed will rescue Fannie, Freddie  —  Government-sponsored lenders are too global to go under, Paulson says  —  WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The implicit government guarantee of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is now explicit.  —  In a dramatic statement released Sunday …
Tanta / Calculated Risk:   Krugman on the GSEs  —  Paul Krugman has a new column on Fannie …
Louise Story / New York Times:
Analysts Say More Banks Will Fail
Ben Feller / Associated Press:
Bush to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Drilling  —  President Bush to lift executive ban on offshore drilling, urge Congress to act as well  —  The White House says President Bush is planning to lift an executive ban on offshore oil drilling.  —  In a Rose Garden statement on Monday, the president plans to lift the ban.
Fox News:
Bush to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush will lift an executive ban on offshore oil drilling, although new oil exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf will remain off limits until Congress also takes action.  —  The president will make a Rose …
Discussion: Bucks Right and
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Offshore Drilling Backed as Remedy for Oil Prices
Terrorist Watch List Hits One Million Names  —  ACLU launches online watch list complaint form  —  Contact: (202) 675-2312 or  —  WASHINGTON, DC - The nation's terrorist watch list has hit one million names, according to a tally maintained by the American Civil Liberties Union based upon …
Discussion: HorsesAss.Org
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Lieberman Finds Middle a Tricky Path  —  WASHINGTON — Joseph I. Lieberman, lapsed Democrat of Connecticut, strolled into the weekly lunch of the Senate Democrats last Tuesday, unaccompanied by a food taster.  —  He greeted his colleagues, including some who felt he should not have been there.
Amanda / Think Progress:
Despite Aversion To Golfing During The War, Bush Will Attend A McCain Golf Fundraiser Hosted By His Parents  —  Despite Aversion To Golfing During The War, Bush Will Attend A McCain Golf Fundraiser Hosted By His Parents  —  In May, President Bush revealed that he had given up playing golf because of the Iraq war.
Elizabeth Aguilera / The Politico:
Denver businesses stiffed by DNC  —  As soon as Charlotte Kulscar heard the Democratic National Committee named Denver its 2008 convention site, she began researching how to get a piece of the estimated $160 million economic impact for her print shop.  —  She thought she had a good shot.
Discussion: Hot Air
Peter Wallsten / Los Angeles Times:
McCain takes a Social Security risk  —  The Republican seems willing to consider privatization — and Democrats aim to use that to sway senior voters.  —  WASHINGTON — It was a spectacular flop: a president making dozens of fruitless trips around the country to build support for a plan his own party's leadership refused to accept.
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Obama backers on the left are doing the wincing now  —  When Jesse Jackson's Castrato-gate or the Barack Obama Nuts Controversy or whatever you want to call it erupted last week—as captured by the hot microphones of Fox News—terrible cries of pain went unnoticed.
Aaron Deslatte / Orlando Sentinel:
No fuzzy math: State Dems sign up voters 7-1 over GOP  —  TALLAHASSEE - John McCain's Florida problems may be growing: Democratic voters have out-registered Republicans by a nearly 7-to-1 margin since January.  —  State totals show Democrats gained a net of 106,508 voters from January through May …
Discussion: MSNBC
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Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Is Fournier saving or destroying the AP?
Washington Post:
McCain Math  —  A budget-balancing plan that won't work
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Matthew Yglesias
Ron Moreau / Newsweek:
Why Vietnam Loves McCain
Discussion: Don Surber
Dan Collins / protein wisdom:
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Discussion: The Jawa Report
William Kristol / New York Times:
The Character of Optimism  —  The late Tony Snow …
Jerusalem Post:
Obama backtracks on an undivided J'lem
Discussion: Commentary
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
U.S. Census Bureau won't count same-sex marriages
Real Clear Politics:
Obama's Remarks to La Raza
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Susan Page / USA Today:
Hopes on race relations are high, poll shows
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
In Obama's Circle, Chicago Remains The Tie That Binds
Wall Street Journal:
Foreign Courts Take Aim at Our Free Speech
Discussion: The Jawa Report